13th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 13th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1750 : Mascheroni
1753 : Carnot
1899 : Kochina
1938 : Gromoll

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1826 : Kramp
1866 : Brashman
1868 : Brasseur
1915 : Crofton
1919 : Netto
1939 : Lesniewski
1944 : Berwick
1957 : Fekete
1965 : Thomas Arnold Brown
1984 : Ulam
2005 : George Dantzig

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Lorenzo Mascheroni Lazare Carnot Stan Ulam


A quotation for today

Lazare Carnot (1753 - 1823)

... the sciences are like a beautiful river, of which the course is easy to follow, when it has acquired a certain regularity; but if one wants to go back to the source, one will find it nowhere, because it is everywhere; it is spread so much [as to be] aver all the surface of the earth; it is the same if one wants to go back to the origin of the sciences, one will find only obscurity, vague ideas, vicious circles; and one loses oneself in the primitive ideas.

Essai sur les machines en général (1783)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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